UEFA president Michel Platini wants to succeed Sepp Blatter (left) as the head of Fifa. Photograph: Marcus Brandt/EPA

Michel Platini has been given the firm backing of the English Football Association after formally declaring he is to run for the Fifa presidency. The(...)

Sepp Blatter has claimed the arrest of seven FIFA officials on US corruption indictments may have been an attempt to interfere with the congress where he was re-elected for a fifth term as president. Photograph: PA

The re-elected Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has said he was “shocked” at the way US authorities targeted football’s world body and slammed what he ca(...)

UEFA president Michel Platini addresses a news conference in Zurich. ‘Platini made the case that the only way he [Blatter] could be removed is by votes or by court action.’  Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters.

FAI chief executive John Delaney admits a Sepp Blatter victory is likely when delegates decide in Zurich today whether to grant the 79 year-old Swiss (...)

Luis Figo says that he has received support from African federations. Photo: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Fifa presidential candidate Luis Figo on Wednesday disputed the Confederation of African Football’s claim that all 54 votes from the continent will go(...)

Sepp Blatter: the Fifa president has been accused of abdicating his responsibility by failing to debate the future of the game. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

The 2022 World Cup final in Qatar will take place on December 18th, Fifa has confirmed, allowing the English domestic programme to potentially resum(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter - The split between Uefa and Fifa president Sepp Blatter has widened after reports the world governing body watered down a report into reform proposals. Photograph: Steve Christo/Reuters

The split between Uefa and Fifa president Sepp Blatter has widened after reports the world governing body watered down a report into reform proposals.(...)

Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has blamed ‘institutions’ for his withdrawl from the race to replace Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Jerome Champagne has announced that he has withdrawn his Fifa president candidacy after failing to secure the minimum five nominations required. Champ(...)

Former Barcelona and Real Mdrdid winger Luis Figo is set to run for the Fifa presidency. (Photograph: EPA/BALLESTEROS)

Luis Figo is to join the field of candidates to rival Sepp Blatter for the role of Fifa President. The 42-year-old former Barcelona and Real Madrid st(...)

Jordanian Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein, FIFA vice-president, could lose his seat on the executive committee in a reorganisation by the Asian Football Confederation. Photograph: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty

The English Football Association is set to back the nomination of Jordan’s Prince Ali in his battle with Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.Prince A(...)

Affection for Fifa President Joseph S. Blatter stems from the generous financial assistance he has given Africa during his 17-year tenure. Photograph: Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

African countries will vote overwhelmingly for Sepp Blatter in this year’s FIFA elections, senior officials said on Tuesday.“Africa is solidly behind (...)

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